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  • Digitized Collection (this link takes you to the collection's overview and finding aid, with links out to the digitized content)
    Department of Defense Cuban Missile Crisis Briefing Materials
    1962-1963

    Material associated with the televised Department of Defense briefing of February 6, 1963, regarding the military build-up in and subsequent removal of weapons from Cuba in the fall of 1962. Includes photographs of aircraft, naval vessels, weapons, aerial reconnaissance images, charts, graphs, and other illustrations. Also includes an audio recordi...

  • Digitized Collection (this link takes you to the collection's overview and finding aid, with links out to the digitized content)
    William W. Kaufmann Personal Papers
    1950-1983

    Papers 1950-1983. Educator, government official. Associate professor, Princeton University (1951-56); researcher, RAND Corporation (1956-61); member, Department of the Air Force Science Advisory Board (1961-63); consultant, Department of Defense (1961- ); professor of political science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1961-84). Speeches, no...

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    Thomas D. Morris and Barry J. Shillito Personal Papers
    1961-1973

    Papers 1961-1973. Papers (1961-1968) of Thomas Morris, management analyst, consultant, government official: Assistant Secretary of Defense (installations and logistics) (1961-1964, 1966-1968) and papers (1969-1973) of Barry Shillito, government official: Assistant Secretary of Defense (installations and logistics) (1969-1973). Agenda for discussio...

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    United States Department of Defense Records
    1961-1963

    Records 1961-1963. Microfilm copies of incoming and outgoing cables, numerical files, and correspondence of Secretary Robert S. McNamara. Hard copy consists of Current News. RG330.

  • Digitized Collection (this link takes you to the collection's overview and finding aid, with links out to the digitized content)
    United States Government Agencies Collection
    1949-1989

    Motion picture films and other audiovisual materials created or commissioned by Departments and Agencies of the United States Government, including United States Information Agency / Service (USIA/USIS); Departments of Defense, Army, Air Force, Labor, Commerce, Agriculture, and Interior; National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); others.

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    George W. Anderson Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 4/25/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection25 April 1967

    Anderson discusses the Cuban Missile Crisis, controversy over government contract for the TFK military airplane, conflicts between civilian and military personnel in Defense Department, and Robert S. McNamara and John F.Kennedy's decision not to reappoint Anderson.

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    Harold Brown Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 5/6/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection6 May 1964

    Brown discusses his job description; the factors that went into his, Robert S. McNamara’s, and John F. Kennedy’s decision making about whether or not a particular weapons system should be developed, and the Nike Zeus and Nike X missile systems, among other issues.

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    Harold Brown Oral History Interview - JFK #3, 5/9/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection9 May 1964

    Brown discusses antiballistic missile programs, nuclear-armed aircraft, defense department appropriations, and radar systems, among other issues.

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    Harold Brown Oral History Interview - JFK #4, 5/14/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection14 May 1964

    Brown discusses the TFX (tactical fighter experimental) airplane, nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, and testifying before Congress, among other issues.

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    Harold Brown Oral History Interview - JFK #5, 6/25/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection25 June 1964

    Brown discusses the U.S. and Soviet Union’s nuclear testing, the debate within the Kennedy Administration over whether to have atmospheric or underground testing, and negotiations leading to the 1963 Partial Test Ban Treaty, among other issues.

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